JOIN & GIVE
Now more than ever,
your support matters.
“I initially donated to PFLAG Charlotte as a way to show solidarity for a dear friend of mine. She had lived through the process of a child coming out and had found PFLAG to be invaluable in supporting and educating her family. Imagine my surprise when two years later my youngest child shared with me that she was transgender. Everything PFLAG had done to sustain and inform my friend came pouring back to me with lifesaving support, information, and advocacy. I hope my recurring monthly donation is just a small way I can pay it forward to the next parent, friend or ally in need of information and a safe space.”
We are proud of our efforts to uplift the LGBTQ+ community through support, education, and advocacy. Your support enables us to host monthly peer support group meetings, distribute PFLAG Resource publications, conduct workshops (for healthcare providers, educators, the workplace, faith communities, and others), and so much more. We know our efforts strengthen families, empower allies, and elevate LGBTQ+ communities.
“PFLAG has been very instrumental in supporting our family during a very difficult time as we navigated our son’s transitioning. It was a time of unknowns, uncertainties and loneliness. PFLAG was there for us and has helped us along the Journey. Our family is better because of PFLAG. Volunteering is our small way of giving back to an organization that has given our family a new lease on life. Our family is better, thanks to PFLAG!”
–Morris and Claudette Green
“I was hesitant to join PFLAG, because I was afraid I would be surrounded by sad people who are struggling with their child’s sexuality, but they really do “meet you where you are at.” Some people are struggling and that’s fine, but our issues have been with a society that treats our child as less. We are so happy to be in community with others at PFLAG who want to do more to make society better for all our children.”
Whether you’re interested in tabling at community events, sharing your story, or supporting another family, we appreciate you!
Become a Member
Your Membership matters! $15 of your dues goes to PFLAG National; the remainder directly supports our local support, education, and outreach efforts, including virtual and in person peer support groups, workshops (in the workplace, healthcare, faith communities, schools, and more), and The Ally newsletter. Members are invited to attend PFLAG Charlotte’s annual meeting, family connections events, and PFLAG Academy webinars. You’ll also receive a one year subscription to PFLAG National’s The PFLAGpole and updates on policy matters of importance to the LGBTQ+ community.
PFLAG Membership year is October 1 – September 30
“I joined PFLAG back in 1998 when there was next to nothing on the internet and only a couple of books available to help parents. Very little was being talked about as to how a family could cope when their child came out. Going to PFLAG was so helpful for me, to see how very ordinary families like ours also had LGBTQ+ family members and were accepting and loving of them. It made me feel not so alone! The support I found at those PFLAG meetings gave me the courage to face the world proudly and cope with this new situation of having a child who was different. PFLAG also gave me the information I needed to understand what my child was going through so I could continue being a supportive parent.
It is now twenty years later. There is so much more knowledge available to parents, and society is much more accepting of LGBTQ+ young people; I still support PFLAG and its mission. Nothing can replace that one-on-one support from the heart that you get at PFLAG and the invaluable information parents and leaders share about the local community regarding schools and doctors, for example. I continue to come to PFLAG to give back, to support those parents just beginning their journeys, just as my PFLAG friends gave to me in 1998! I am also so very proud of how PFLAG has taken on a larger advocacy role now to educate and promote change in our society, locally and nationally. “